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Barqueiros Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Barqueiros, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Barqueiros (Barcelos) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 5 May 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, five roof tiles Gules set in fess, in base a ferry Vert garnished Gules, seen from prow, in chief a red disc charged with a Paschal Lamb. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "BARQUEIROS - BARCELOS".
The name of the commune means river-boatsman or perhaps ferryman, thus the ferry is canting. The Paschal Lamb is an attribute of St. John the Baptist, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 4 November 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2016

Presentation of Barqueiros

Barqueiros Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 1957 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2016

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